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What Does It Mean If Your Heart Is Working At 45
Ejection Fraction: This usually refers to the ejection fraction, or the percentage of the ventricle's volume that it pumps out on each beat. It is a measure of how efficiently the heart is pumping. Anything over 50% is considered to be normal. 30% is low, but not dangerously so. I'm sure your father's doctor's provided him with some sort of treatment and follow up plan. It is important that he stick with it. ...Read more
If someone is told that there heart is only working at 5% what does this mean and what can happen to the person if this is so?
Cardiomyopathy: If he was told his left ventricular ejection fraction is 20%, it means his heart's function is severely diminished. A normal ejection fraction is 50% or greater. However, modern medications can help improve ones ejection fraction and, even in cases wherein the ejection fraction does not improve, ones symptoms can be improved dramatically with medical therapy. A cardiologist can often solve this. ...Read more
Heart disease: The ef is the ejection fraction or the percent of the volume of blood in the heart that is pumped with each beat. It is a measure of the ability of the heart to contract. It is normally 55 to 65 per cent. Abnormal hearts can have much lower ejection fractions. The lower the ef the weaker the heart. ...Read more
Ejection Fraction: The ejection fraction (ef) refers to the percentage of blood that is squeezed out with every heartbeat. For instance, if the heart is filled with 100 ml of blood at the start of a heartbeat, and squeezes out 20 ml, the ef is 20%. Normal ef is 55-70%. You would need to clarify with your doctor if he means that your ef is 5%, or if he is referring to some other assessment/approximation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was working very hard and hadn't slept for 36+ hours my heart rate was 44 last night usually around 50-60! Does this mean I have heart disease?
Not necessarily: A heart rate of 44 is low but for some people this is normal, particularly if you are an athlete. If you have no symptoms, such as dizziness or passing out this is good too. An EKG would be good to make sure your heart is beating from your sinus node. There is a problem called sick sinus syndrome that causes a low heart rate. Usually with this problem your heart rate doesn't increase. All the best ...Read more
A 42yr old female trucker, overweight, right side of heart working harder than left side.Whats it mean? Blockage on left side? Docctor recently told her this and wants to do echo test.
Pulmonary hypertensi: In an overweight person it is very likely they have sleep apnea. This can cause pulmonary hypertension which is elevated pressure in the pulmonary arteries. This in turn causes elevated pressure in the right heart. This person should be checked for sleep apnea and pulmonary hypertension. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doctor, doctors say that my grandfather's heart is working only 25%. please explain me what does this mean. he is 72 years old.
?EF: They may be referring to his Ejection Fraction (EF), that was measured most likely on an Echocardiogram. The EF is a measurement of how well the heart is pumping. It represents the volumetric fraction of blood pumped out of the left and right ventricle with each heartbeat or cardiac cycle. 25% is ow and he will need to be followed closely by the Cardiologist. ...Read more
My mother in law was told that her heart is only working at 5% and now it has went up to 20% what does this mean.
Ejection fraction: They are probably referring to "ejection fraction" (EF), or the amount of blood ejected from the left side of your heart when it contracts. Normal is 55-70%. An EF of 5% represent significant heart disease. EF is changed by heart condition and therapies prescribed. Follow the cardiologists recommendations closely, as the heart is at risk for concerning irregular rhythms when EF too low. ...Read more
Bascially two tests: For your heart are electrocardiogram (ekg) and echocardiogram. The first tests the electrical conduction of your heart, the latter tests the mechanical function of your heart. Ask your doctor, but neither test is necessary at your age if you are not having symptoms. ...Read more
CHF: Many people survive with ef 10% but their life expectancy is less than those with higher efs. ...Read more
Is there any difference in how hard your heart is working if its 130bpm at 10mins and 130bpm at 20mins?
MHR: A rough calculation of your maximal heart rate by your age is 194. At around 130 you are at a 70% of your maximal heart rate at the target zones of training. Longer you stay more fat burning will happen at that zone. If you are building muscle and endurance not good to stay long at that zone. Well use training target heart zones can help you plan your goals. ...Read more
Palpitation Sx: Palpitations are an awareness of extra heartbeats which most of us have. The sensation can be single or multiple and can sometimes last minutes. Different people may feel other symptoms along with them such as dizzy, lightheaded or short of breath. The palpitations are almost always atrial or ventricular premature beats. Usually benign but they are also found with abnormal hearts. ...Read more
See a doctor: This may represent an irritation to the esophagus, the tube that connects the mouth to the stomach. Such pain may get better with antacids but it would be worth checking with an md to find out if there can be any other causes and to reassure you (often with an ekg heart test) that there is no heart cause to the pain. I suspect that each time a belch passes it stretches the irritated esophagus. ...Read more
Is cholesterol testing a good indicator of future heart problems? Is an ECG a good way to measure if your heart is working properly/heart health?
Risk factors: High cholesterol is only one of the risk factors for coronary artery disease, among other risks such as diabetes, hypertension, smoking, and family history. Ecg evaluates heart rhythm and can diagnose some problems with the heart but is a very limited test. Depending on symptoms, further testing may be recommended. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ejection fraction: Ejection fraction is a method of measuring how well the heart squeezes. Normal should be around 65%. It is the percentage of blood a full heart pushes out with heart beat. So if a full heart had 100ml of blood then with an ef of 45%, 45ml of blood would be ejected with a heart beat. ...Read more
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